Estonia’s foreign ministry has announced that all travelers from Cyprus, Germany, Norway, Poland, San Marino and Switzerland will be required to follow testing and quarantine rules upon arrival in the Baltic country, as these areas have been added to the red. List.
According to authorities in Estonia, the red list includes countries that have reported high rates of COVID-19 infection in the past two weeks, TheSchengen.com reports.
Besides the six countries mentioned above, Estonia’s Red List includes the following regions:
Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Croatia Czechia Denmark Greece Hungary Ireland Iceland Latvia Lithuania Liechtenstein Luxembourg Netherlands Romania Slovakia Slovenia Switzerland
Citizens of the above-mentioned countries are required to follow the rules of testing and quarantine upon their arrival in the Baltic State.
However, the government of Estonia has previously made clear that travelers with valid proof of immunization against the virus will not be required to follow additional requirements when entering Estonia, such as rules for testing or self-isolation.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, the authorities in Estonia have divided other countries into several categories, taking into account the epidemiological situation in them, in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus and its new strains.
Besides the red category, other countries are also grouped into the yellow list, which includes areas of medium risk, and the green list, which consists of countries considered safe in terms of a COVID-19 case.
At the moment, the yellow list includes the following regions:
Andorra, Italy, Monaco, Portugal, France, Sweden, Finland
Travelers from the yellow-listed countries will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test result before traveling to Estonia.
As for the green list, after the recent increase in the number of infections reported in Italy, this country was moved from the green list to the yellow list, and currently, the green list of Estonia includes only three regions:
According to figures provided by the World Health Organization, more than 202,600 people in Estonia have tested positive for the coronavirus and its new strains since the beginning of the epidemic, while 1,581 people have died during the same period.
WHO figures show that in the past 24 hours, Estonia has reported a total of 1,435 new cases of COVID-19 and seven deaths.
Based on data provided by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), 80.2 percent of the population in Estonia is vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Last week, Estonia added Hungary, the Czech Republic, Iceland and Liechtenstein to the red list after estimating that these regions had reported an increase in the number of coronavirus infections.
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